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Earl of Desmond Jesse Russell

Earl of Desmond

Jesse Russell

Published September 25th 2012
ISBN : 9785510796100
Paperback
144 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The title of Earl of Desmond has been held historically by lords in Ireland, first as a title outside of the peerage system and later as part of the Peerage of Ireland. The original Earldom of Desmond,MoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The title of Earl of Desmond has been held historically by lords in Ireland, first as a title outside of the peerage system and later as part of the Peerage of Ireland. The original Earldom of Desmond, based on land holdings in Munster belonged the Cambro-Norman FitzGerald dynasty, which was founded by Maurice FitzGerald, a key supporter of Lord Pembroke (Strongbow) in his invasion of Ireland. The title Earl of Desmond was first created for Maurice FitzGerald, 4th Baron Desmond in approximately 1329 . Over time, according to English sources, the FitzGerald family became highly assimilated to the local Irish culture.